Otherwise known as ‘The Brilliant, The Blah, and the Downright Bedraggled.’ Here is our exclusive FAB Fashion Police Royal Wedding ’11 – after all there is no red carpet grander than THE red carpet, right? So let’s have a look at who looked Royal Wedding Fab and who pulled a Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Drab?

Let’s start with the brilliant:

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

It’s often expected for the bride to steal the show at her own wedding – but Catherine didn’t leave it to chance with this Grace Kelly-inspired lace number. To find out a little more about this gorgeous gown, visit:

Philippa Middleton, Maid of Honour

Dressed in a slimline Alexander McQueen which complemented Catherine’s dress Pippa looked delectable without upstaging her sister.

Carole Middleton, Mother of the Bride

Youthful and poised in sky blue, Carole Middleton’s Catherine Walker dress was a discreet nod to Princess Diana.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

“Bloody brilliant” is all I say to those who criticised TPT’s look. She took colour blocking to a whole new level with her electric blue Deborah Milner dress, matching Laurence Kirkwood heels and Philip Treacy hat and won. Admittedly, the hat resembles and object more worthy of Venice canals but the whole look is simply electrifying – in a good way.

Princess Beatrice

Another controversial one. Chic nude Valentino number? Check. Matching nude heels? Check. Demure Treacy hat? Ummmm… Beatrice gets full marks for going Gaga with head gear reminiscent of a giant ribbon (or a pair of antlers that once belonged to an exotic creature – depending on how cynical you are that has inspired its very own Facebook page (one admittedly hosting a multitude of haters). You can’t blame a girl for bringing a bit of out-of-the-box fun into an otherwise prim and proper affair.

Elizabeth II, aka The Queen

Her Majesty brings a bit of sunshine into an otherwise dreary London day with her elegant Angela Kelly crepe-wool primrose yellow number. What a ray of sunshine One is.

Princess Maxima

Princess Maxima of Netherlands was a picture of demure elegance in the wedding’s trendy colour of choice nude and her matching accessories.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Sophie Wessex proved chic in champagne with her heavily embellished Bruce Oldfield skirt suit and an elegant Jane Taylor hat.

Princess Letizia of Spain

Pretty in pink, Princess Letizia dazzled in a bandage dress by Felipe Varela teamed with matching shoes by Magrit and a charming cloche hat. Simple yet utterly a joy to behold.

Princess Marie Chantal, Greece

The Greek princess rocked in this season’s Chanel – a gray-lilac tweed dress with ‘spiderweb’ hand beaded embroidery.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Despite looking like she could pass for her in-law Carole Middleton’s aging mum, Camilla struck in style stakes with this champagne combo by her favourite designer Anna Valentine.

Lady Sophie Windsor

Lady Sophie dazzles in a cocktail dress and coat by Giorgio Armani Prive, with exaggerated shoulders and graphic hat. Most ladylike indeed.

Princess Mabereng of Lesotho

Even if it may seem like the simplest wedding attire to some of us Africans out there, gotta give it to Princess Mabereng for bringing some colour and rocking trad to an English wedding which sadly lacked much in traditional head ties but delivered a whole lot more in Philip Treacy hats.

Princess Lalla Salma

Another princess who brought her A game in ethnic wear to the wedding was the princess consort of King Mohammed VI of Morocco; she shone in a traditional Moroccan kaftan gown (takchita) in silk organza, gold center front covered buttons and gold embroidered applique.

Zara Phillips

We couldn’t decide whether this was a brilliantly bold or boldly try-too-hard but the end the statement hat and the elongated clutch saved the day for an otherwise futuristic Paul Costelloe gray silk coat with a funnel neck that reaches up to her ears.

And here comes, the blah – those who tried too hard, or just not hard enough…

Miriam Gonzalez Durantez

Nick Clegg’s missus channeled Eva Peron in her polka dot number by Miguel Palacio, her Carmen Miranda head wrap and flowers in her hair. Sadly for her, it slipped into the ‘trying way too hard’ category.

Charlene Wittstock

The future princess of Monaco did dress to please in a pale blue Akris look with a wide brimmed hat, but somehow it failed to inspire.

Joss Stone

On paper, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a heat to toe colour blocked, Mad Men inspired pink and cute little peep holes. Perhaps, it’s the uncharacteristically ‘unbared’ feet or the lack of free flowing locks, on Joss Stone it is more blah than bang on the money.

Samantha Cameron

SamCam, note to self: As lovely as they are, unassuming Erdem hair pins do not a hat make; and the conspicuous absence of said hat can take one from hero to zero despite the gorgeous teal number by Burberry.

Princess Michael of Kent

Classic case of ‘money can’t buy me style.’ Sophia Loren picture hat? Check. Andrea Odicini teal skirt suit? Check. Vanessa Noel shoes dyed to match? Check. Somehow all her labels can’t save the Princess from looking suspiciously like a giant Quality Street wrapper.

Victoria Beckham

Oh dear… Blasphemous, I know. Despite her best intentions to done a flattering VB number that barely shows her baby bump and bespoke Louboutin heels and the cute little pill box Philip Treacy hat, it’s either the midnight-blue colour more befitting of a funeral and her smoky eyes more befitting of an evening look, Queen of Beckingham Palace falls wide of the fashion mark.

And finally, the last and certainly the least – The Bedraggled Set – those who did not get the memo or forgot what it was all about and lost out in the fashion stakes.

Justine Thorton

Take heed, future Mrs. Ed Miliband; it’s all well and good to don an indigo number to a wedding, but not so much to forget to iron it and wear nude shoes that make your feet look – ermmm – shoe-shaped extensions of your legs.

Princess Mathilde, Belgium

Let’s just say Princess Michael lost out to Princess Mathilde on The Best Quality Street Wrapper Impersonator this year.

Princess Eugenia

This outfit is just perfect… only if you are Helena Bonham Carter. Frumpy in an ill-fitting top, an unflattering skirt and a canoe shaped hat, Eugenia looks much like the ugly duckling to Beatrice’s beautiful swan.

Princess Anne

The only explanation for this frocky horror chow in clashing purple and green is that Princess Anne must have swapped style tips with Eugenia – perhaps for a more youthful look? Not.

Sally Bercow

Wrong on so many levels, with too high a split and too low a neckline… Sally love, do get some tips on wedding-appropriate attire from Princess Letizia of Spain.

Princess Victoria, Sweden

Just peachy… not! The Crown Princess of Sweden looks ready for the red carpet in this Ellie Saab number – just not sure if she is on the right red carpet.

Chelsy Davy

Possibly the most bedraggled of them all, Chelsey looks a sight in a 1980s two-piece which she may have picked up from her local Oxfam and hair which may have not seen the sight of a brush since around about the same time… Run Harry, run!

4 Responses

  1. Suby

    LMAO, Chelsey, Sally Barcow, Sam Cameron and Princess Eugenia, what where they thinking, Feel though Sam Cameron get my vote as the worst as she could not be bothered to wear a hat, bad form Sam, bad form.

    Don’t worry, if Harry has any sense (and his mates will be ebbing him on), “Operation Dump Chelsey” will be nstarting soon.Poor Chelsey, she must be swearing at her mates who did not push her to the same designer and Pippa visited. Lol

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  2. Miss O

    Think Kate, Pippa, Their mum Carole and The Queen mum look FAB… LOL at Chelsy, Princess Anne and Beatrice! They look SO BAD!!

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  3. Miss O

    Though i totally do love Pippas dress and it really does compliment Kates dress. why did she wear white though? I thought only the bride was supposed to wear white?

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    • Sinem

      They said on TV that it’s only in American weddings that the bridesmaids are not allowed wear white or ivory but there is no such rule for British weddings.

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